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Hey guys. I've been reading the posts from OC.net for a while and have used everyone's advise to help me build my own system as well as a few friends. I just finished up a new build and the parts are all in the mail as we speak. I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on the hardware before I put it together play. Positive or negative, what do you think?
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i would say very nice!! you may want a bigger cooler for bigger/ better overclocking but it all seems great!! also the power supply is a little to small for a sli config, but if any of nvid 600 series/ amd 7000 series then that should be no problem, as power consumption is way down
Edited by TNTGODZZ - 10/19/11 at 11:22am
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Welcome to OCN

I assume its the one in your sig rig, seems fine to me.
Don't know wich CPU cooler that is, but everything else seems pretty good.
    
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Looks pretty good. Which coller is that specifically? I bet it will keep it cool enough to run 4.5GHz. It is not an insaine oc, but plenty good enough! Congrats!
 
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Looks pretty good. Which coller is that specifically? I bet it will keep it cool enough to run 4.5GHz. It is not an insaine oc, but plenty good enough! Congrats!
I got it on Newegg (along with everything else in my build) they have it listed as ZALMAN CNPS9500A. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223)
It wasn't huge and had good reviews so I went with it.
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Do you have 4 sticks of memory? The cooler is decent enough, but it may block your 1st or 1st 2 memory slots.

I am curious on the temps you get under load. Just try to keep it around 80-85C max to preserve the chip. Honestly, you don't really need to overclock it for gaming. The 3.8 turbo is plenty enough.
 
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Do you have 4 sticks of memory? The cooler is decent enough, but it may block your 1st or 1st 2 memory slots.

I am curious on the temps you get under load. Just try to keep it around 80-85C max to preserve the chip. Honestly, you don't really need to overclock it for gaming. The 3.8 turbo is plenty enough.
I plan on spending this Saturday, once everything gets in, putting it together and letting it get settled in. We'll see how it does. If it doesn't work out well I may let myself get talked into one of the Corsair Hydro coolers.

Edit: Yes I have 4 sticks of memory.
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